Wanted: A new spokesman for ISIS

Just days after ISIS spokesman Abu Mohamed al-Adnani was killed, the jihadist group is looking for a replacement.

Ben Ariel,

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Just days after Islamic State (ISIS) spokesman Abu Mohamed al-Adnani was killed, the jihadist group is looking for a replacement, Channel 10 News reported Monday.

But being ISIS's spokesman is not a simple job, as the group's leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has very big demands.

Al-Adnani was more than just a spokesman. Among other things, he was responsible for planning most of the attacks carried out by the group, for example in Brussels, Paris and Orlando. In addition, he was described as “a person with extraordinary abilities in organization, mobilization and influence.”

As with any job, interview candidates must send a CV, and are required to have an interview with al-Baghdadi himself. According to reports, the interviews are conducted in ISIS' defacto “capital”, Al-Raqqa.

According to Channel 10 News, the two leading candidates for the job are Turki Alanbaali, a senior cleric who in the past permitted to rape Yazidi women. The other is Abu Luqman, the former ruler of Al-Raqqa.

Adnani was believed to have been ISIS's second highest ranking leader after al-Baghdadi.

He was heard from as recently as last May, calling for attacks on the U.S. during the holy month of Ramadan.




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